We have a number of exciting things in store for the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series this year. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect in 2016.
John Piper turned 70 this week. Throughout his long ministry, Dr. Piper has urged Christians to dig into the Bible. When we put together our free 10 day course on how to study the Bible, we drew on his work because its rich with Scriptural insight and is always tied closely to the biblical text. His prolific writing and preaching ministries have pushed all of us to go back to the Bible and to study it for ourselves.
No one could credibly claim that John Piper is wasting his life. To mark his birthday and celebrate a life not wasted, here are 38 of our favorite quotes from his influential book, Don’t Waste Your Life.
” . . . his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on his Law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2)
There’s a big difference between reading the Bible and truly meditating on it. Reading the Bible—even studying the Bible—can too often become passive. We absorb the information with little reflection on how it should impact our lives, or become so immersed in its exegetical details that we miss the heart of its message. One cure for this is active memorization; another is surrounding yourself with Scripture—finding repeated opportunities to engage with and meditate on the same passage of Scripture throughout the day.
Small groups help us take “community” from the abstract to the concrete. They allow our relationships with fellow believers to flourish into meaningful friendships as we grow and serve and study the Word together. They provide both a context for us to meet together and the intimacy we need to practically motivate one another towards acts of love and good works (Hebrews 10:24–25). And the better we know each other, the better equipped we are to speak wisdom into each other’s lives.
For decades, Elyse Fitzpatrick has helped Christians root their identities in Christ through a prolific counseling and writing ministry. In the lectures below—together over 20 minutes long—she guides you through the meaning of Christocentric identity and trains you in the important counseling topics of hope, desire, and transformation. Just click on the videos to start learning!
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This post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.
Traditionally, Bible study consists of three primary phases:
In observation, we’re instructed to read the text numerous times from various Bibles while asking the journalistic questions: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How?
Calvinists believe in total depravity: no one is untouched by the effects of sin and we all have mixed motives in what we do. How then would one account for the goodness, the beauty, the mercies, and the glories we see in this depraved world?
“Hi, I’m looking for all references in this library to William Tyndale.”
“Sure, I’m a reference librarian, so I’d be happy to help you with that. Hmm . . . . Looks like we’ve got two books in the religion section with ‘William Tyndale’ in the title or description.”
“Well, that’s great, but I was kind of hoping for any reference to William Tyndale within your books. And not just in those two. I’m sure he shows up elsewhere. And don’t forget journals, magazines, encyclopedias, visual media. Just anything you’ve got on Tyndale, thanks.”
“Um . . . ”
Internet meanderings recently landed me on the Amazon product page for the bookmark below. It’s the kind of bookmark you’re supposed to give to a friend or loved one, and it bears two Bible verses. Notice the citation from Genesis 31 in particular.